[Mageia-discuss] Mageia First Login Wizzard

Lucas.Betschart at crypto.ch Lucas.Betschart at crypto.ch
Wed Feb 23 13:33:54 CET 2011

When I set up a new computer I have to do 2 steps till the computer is ready to us.
First, install Mageia (or another OS), second configure the installed OS and applications.
First one is easy throught the GUI installer. The second needs more effort, because I have to start near every programm for configuration.

So, I thought we could write a wizzard which helps to make step 2 easier.
I'm thinking about a tool in which I can configure things like:
personal details (name etc.), for programms like Libre Office, Evolution etc. [is this integrated into OS-installer?]
Email accounts, calenders, import contact file, etc. (Evolution/Kontact)
Kopet / Pidgin chat accounts
Firefox (start page, import favorites, install addons,..)
Set desktop background, number of virtual desktops,..
Define autostart (suggestions: kopet, firefox,..)

I've the tool was started the first time (right after installation), one could also do:
Add new users [included in installation ?]
Activate guest account
Set update configuration
Add printer/scanner
Download some often used restricted packages:
	multimedia codecs
	SUN Java
	Windows Fonts

If this would be implemented in Perl/Gtk, we maybe could use some configuration windows from MCC.

What do you think about this idea?
I know R1 won't have new features, this tool could may get integrated later.

Lucas Betschart

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